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Jessica Massa

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5 Ways to Talk to Your Mom About Your Love Life

(15) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 3:44 PM

Moms these days are super hip. They constantly update their Facebook statuses. They devour Fifty Shades of Grey on their Kindles. They listen to Adele on their iPhones. And if they're anything like my mother, they create their own Twitter accounts, mostly with the purpose of "following what my daughter...

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Four Reasons Millennial Women Adore Tina Fey

(3) Comments | Posted May 18, 2011 | 12:34 PM

On the heels of Tiny Fey's latest successes -- #1 book Bossypants, another successful Saturday Night Live hosting gig, the airing of 30 Rock's 100th episode and a ubiquitous uber-pregnant belly -- one question must be asked: will her awesomeness never end?!...

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Why Sucker Punch Isn't as Empowering as It Wants to Be

(27) Comments | Posted March 27, 2011 | 7:06 PM

This concept sounds so awesome, doesn't it?

An action film starring a team of five women! Tough girls shooting huge guns and flying indestructible planes! Confident chicks fighting zombie soldiers and slaying fire-breathing dragons and deactivating hazardous bombs! Oppressed women battling their captors and slaying low expectations of society...

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A Non-Athlete's Ode to the Women of Winter X Games 15

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2011 | 5:25 PM

I know that women kick ass. It's one of the core beliefs of my Millennial generation -- that we modern females do well in school, excel at work, make good money, raise cool kids, take careful care of our minds...

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Billy Baldwin, Skype Sex, and Why Technology Is Saving Long-Distance Romance

(1) Comments | Posted January 17, 2011 | 5:16 PM

As young idealists trying to claw our way through the ambiguous and confusing (but exciting!) trenches of the post-dating world, we Millennials are always on the lookout for new role models in the realms of love, marriage and passion. In an era of relationships that all...

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5 New Year's Resolutions For The Post-Dating World

(6) Comments | Posted January 3, 2011 | 1:57 PM

Happy New Year, everyone!

We're now three days into 2011, and I've got to ask - how are those New Year's resolutions coming along so far? Have you lost weight yet? Stopped smoking? Earned that raise? Stayed in better touch with your parents? Taught yourself guitar? Run a marathon?

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How to Explain Your Love Life (Techno-Romance Included!) to Your Family Over the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2010 | 6:49 PM

At long last - the holidays are here! A time of love, festivities, and all-too-brief breaks from the work grind.

Every family has their own holiday traditions to celebrate, and mine is no different. So what do we do every year? We trim the tree, bake some cookies, turn...

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Facebook's New Messaging System Embraces Techno-Romance

(1) Comments | Posted November 30, 2010 | 6:03 AM

Facebook runs out of an office comprised primarily of 20- and 30-somethings -- so it's no surprise that they understand the appeal and inevitable ubiquity of techno-romance for our Millennial generation. I mean, let's be honest: it's a company full of young people! $20 says that most of...

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Teenage Trainwrecks: The New Prom Queens?

(2) Comments | Posted November 16, 2010 | 6:26 AM

Let's be honest: female teen idols have never been the most well-behaved bunch.

So why do I find this latest crop so worrisome? What has me shaking my head in dismay and concern every time I read an article about the famous under-21 set of ladies? How is it...

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When Your Ex Marries the Next Girl (Sorry, Jessica Simpson!)

(6) Comments | Posted November 5, 2010 | 11:15 PM

So you and some guy break up. Of course, these things are never entirely mutual - but however it played out, you've now picked yourself back up, busied yourself with other things, and are well on your way down the path to recovery. Fast forward a bit, and you're even...

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Privacy in the Millennial Age: Are We Oversharing or Undersharing?

(2) Comments | Posted October 28, 2010 | 8:53 AM

Privacy in a digital era. Here we go again! One of the great issues of our time (or so you would think, based on the fact that someone always seems to be talking about it).

So what's the latest?

Google is apologizing for a recent breach...

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Courteney and David: Another Nail in the Coffin of Marital Monogamy

(6) Comments | Posted October 15, 2010 | 6:20 PM

Let me be clear: Courteney Cox and David Arquette owe me - and my generation - absolutely nothing. They are simply two grown adults, living their lives, working on their marriage, and as of late, calling it quits over issues that I, a random bystander and gossip reader,...

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The Social Network: Where Are All the Girls?

(15) Comments | Posted October 3, 2010 | 6:05 PM

The Social Network -- which came out on Friday -- is a great movie. Predictably brilliant script from Aaron Sorkin. Sharp and seamless direction from David Fincher. Strong performances from a cast of actors who are just unfamiliar enough to make you believe that they actually are these characters. A...

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Lindsay, Madonna, Emma and the Search for Control

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2010 | 1:34 PM

What an eventful 24 hours! At least for me.

Last night, I attended the 25th Anniversary screening of the iconic 80's film Desperately Seeking Susan (you know, "the Madonna movie"). That was followed by a late morning trip to the theatre to see Easy A, the...

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Why LeAnn Rimes Just Set Modern Women Back

(13) Comments | Posted September 17, 2010 | 8:01 PM

It's not just about the cheating.

While her marriage-ending affair with made-for-TV movie costar Eddie Cibrian is hardly a new story, LeAnn Rimes and her personal life have been all over the news this week after she opened up about her infidelity in the October issue of Shape...

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5 Techno-Romance Truths That Your Mother Will Never Understand

(11) Comments | Posted September 10, 2010 | 6:07 PM

It's finally back-to school time! (Or end-of-summer-Fridays time, for us senior citizens in the crowd). You know what that means -- buying new books, layering those comfy sweaters, and meeting some new romantic prospects. Your summer fling? Old news already. You're about to have a whole new crop...

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You're Online Dating and You Don't Even Know It!

(5) Comments | Posted September 3, 2010 | 7:50 PM

Is there still a stigma associated with online dating? Based on the feedback that I received after last week's article, "How to End the Online Dating Stigma," many of you say yes - while others are convinced that the decision to plug your personal stats into eHarmony, JDate,...

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How to End the Online Dating Stigma

(3) Comments | Posted August 27, 2010 | 6:30 PM

On the heels of eHarmony's 10th anniversary - signaling a decade of having the most charming and well-styled TV commercials in the online dating sphere - CEO Greg Waldorf recently did an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post that centered around social media, same-sex matchmaking and the differing...

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To Friend Request, or Not to Friend Request?

(4) Comments | Posted August 20, 2010 | 2:23 PM

So Romeo and Juliet meet at a party (I know, I'm mixing Shakespearean metaphors -- just go with it!). They see each other across a crowded room, they feel a spark of attraction, they exchange some witty banter, and then suddenly they're separated by their entourages' conflicting plans. Luckily, they...

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What We Can Learn From This Summer's Newsworthy Celeb Couples

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2010 | 5:35 PM

Summer is a time for fun, flirting and romance. And according to the tabloids and celebrity blogs that many of us guiltily read, it's also a time for broken engagements, lawsuits and unplanned pregnancies. many days until September, again??

Not to fear. The voyeuristically emotional rollercoaster...

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